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->''"[[WesternAnimation/BugsBunny Bugs]] is who we want to be. Daffy is who we are."''
-->-- '''Creator/ChuckJones'''

'''''Daffy Duck''''' is a ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' character created by Creator/TexAvery (although Creator/BobClampett contributed to Daffy's personality) in 1937. He was the first of the new breed of "screwball" characters that emerged in the late 1930s to supplant traditional everyman characters, such as MickeyMouse and WesternAnimation/PorkyPig. Was originally [[ScrewySquirrel The Screwball]][=/=]{{Cloudcuckoolander}}, later {{Flanderized}} by Creator/ChuckJones (and Creator/FrizFreleng, even more so) into a {{Jerkass}} SmallNameBigEgo, most famously paired with WesternAnimation/BugsBunny as the OddCouple, but is also frequently set up against Porky Pig, who works as TheComicallySerious and DeadpanSnarker to Daffy's hijinks. In this incarnation, used either as a foil for Bugs or to parody action-adventure heroes. Meanwhile [=McKimson=] [[CompositeCharacter combined the two interpretations]] and made Daffy into a LoveableRogue. Later also joined Sylvester on the hunt for Speedy Gonzales. Debut: [[Film/PorkysDuckHunt "Porky's Duck Hunt"]] (1937), Tex Avery.

Daffy has had the third largest amount of appearances in WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes history, next to Porky Pig and Bugs Bunny, starring in 129 theatrical cartoons.

Many of the cartoons in which Daffy has starred have been [[AffectionateParody parodies]] of movies and radio serials, such as "Duck Dodgers", "Duck Twacy" (in ''TheGreatPiggyBankRobbery'') and "Robin Hood Daffy".

[[folder:FILMOGRAPHY]]

!1937

* PorkysDuckHunt (LT, Avery) - Daffy's first appearance, in a Porky Pig cartoon. Redrawn in color, 1967.

!1938

* WesternAnimation/DaffyDuckAndEgghead (MM, Avery) - First entry in the "Daffy Duck" series.
* What Price Porky (LT, Clampett) - In a Porky Pig cartoon.
* Porky & Daffy (LT, Clampett) - In a Porky Pig cartoon. Redrawn in color, 1967.
* The Daffy Doc (LT, Clampett) - Redrawn in color, 1967.
* Daffy Duck in Hollywood (MM, Avery) - Last Daffy cartoon directed by Avery. A scene at the end of the cartoon is considered to be the Ur YouTubePoop, decades before the the advent of such videos.

!1939

* Daffy Duck and the Dinosaur (MM, Jones) - The first Creator/ChuckJones short to use the character. We also start to see a hint of what Daffy would later become, as he is presented as more thoughtful and calculating than he usually was in his early appearances. [[PublicDomainAnimation Public Domain.]]
* Scalp Trouble (LT, Clampett) - In a Porky Pig cartoon. Remade as "Slightly Daffy" in 1944; redrawn in color 1967.
* Wise Quacks (LT, Clampett) - In a Porky Pig cartoon.
* Naughty Neighbors (LT, Clampett) - In a Porky Pig cartoon, cameo. - Redrawn in color, 1967.

!1940 (All cartoons co-star Porky Pig.)

* Porky's Last Stand (LT, Clampett)
* Film/YouOughtToBeInPictures (LT, Freleng) - One of The50GreatestCartoons.

!1941 (All cartoons star Porky Pig.)

* A Coy Decoy (LT, Clampett) - Redrawn in color, 1967. [[PublicDomainAnimation Public Domain.]]
* The Henpecked Duck (LT, Clampett) - Redrawn in color, 1967. [[PublicDomainAnimation Public Domain.]]

!1942

* Conrad the Sailor (MM, Jones) - Co-stars with Conrad the Cat.
* Daffy's Southern Exposure (LT, [=McCabe=]) - Redrawn in color, 1967. [[PublicDomainAnimation Public Domain.]]
* The Impatient Patient (LT, [=McCabe=]) - Redrawn in color, 1967. [[PublicDomainAnimation Public Domain.]]
* The Ducktators (LT, [=McCabe=]) [[PublicDomainAnimation Public Domain.]]
* The Daffy Duckaroo (LT, [=McCabe=]) - Redrawn in color, 1967. [[PublicDomainAnimation Public Domain.]]
* My Favorite Duck (LT, Jones)- In a Porky Pig cartoon. Reissued as a Merrie Melodies film.

!1943

* To Duck or Not to Duck (LT, Jones) - First Daffy/Elmer pairing. [[PublicDomainAnimation Public Domain.]]
* The Wise Quacking Duck (LT, Clampett)
* Yankee Doodle Daffy (LT, Freleng)- In a Porky Pig cartoon. [[PublicDomainAnimation Public Domain.]]
* Porky Pig's Feat (LT, Tashlin) - In a Porky Pig cartoon, Bugs Bunny cameo marks first joint on-screen appearance with Daffy. Redrawn in color, 1967. [[PublicDomainAnimation Public Domain.]]
* Scrap Happy Daffy (LT, Tashlin) [[PublicDomainAnimation Public Domain.]]
* ACornyConcerto (MM, Clampett) - ''Possible'' appearance as a baby duckling. One of The50GreatestCartoons. [[PublicDomainAnimation Public Domain.]]
* Daffy - The Commando (LT, Freleng) [[PublicDomainAnimation Public Domain.]]

!1944

* Tom Turk and Daffy (LT, Jones) - Starring Porky Pig.
* Tick Tock Tuckered (LT, Clampett) - Starring Porky Pig. Remake of "Porky's Badtime Story."
* Duck Soup to Nuts (LT, Freleng) - Starring Porky Pig.
* Slightly Daffy (MM, Freleng) - Starring Porky Pig. Remake of "Scalp Trouble."
* Plane Daffy (LT, Tashlin)
* The Stupid Cupid (LT, Tashlin) - Starring Elmer Fudd.

!1945

* Draftee Daffy (LT, Clampett)
* Ain't That Ducky (LT, Freleng)
* Nasty Quacks (MM, Tashlin)

!1946

* BookRevue (LT, Clampett) - One of The50GreatestCartoons.
* Baby Bottleneck (LT, Clampett) - Starring Porky Pig
* Daffy Doodles (MM, [=McKimson=]) - Starring Porky Pig.
* Hollywood Daffy (MM, Freleng)
* TheGreatPiggyBankRobbery (LT, Clampett) - One of The50GreatestCartoons.

!1947

* Birth of a Notion (LT, [=McKimson=]) - Re-issued as a Merrie Melodies film.
* Along Came Daffy (LT, Freleng) - Starring Yosemite Sam. Re-issued as a Merrie Melodies film.
* A Pest in the House (LT, Jones) - Starring Elmer Fudd.
* Mexican Joyride (LT, Davis)

!1948

* What Makes Daffy Duck? (LT, Davis) - Starring Elmer Fudd.
* Daffy Duck Slept Here (MM, [=McKimson=]) - Starring Porky Pig.
* The Up-Standing Sitter (LT, [=McKimson=])
* You Were Never Duckier (MM, Jones) - Starring Henery Hawk.
* Daffy Dilly (MM, Jones)
* The Stupor Salesman (LT, Davis)
* Riff Raffy Daffy (LT, Davis) - Starring Porky Pig.

!1949

* Wise Quackers (LT, Freleng) - Starring Elmer Fudd.
* Holiday For Drumsticks (MM, Davis)
* Daffy Duck Hunt (LT, [=McKimson=]) - Starring Porky Pig.

!1950

* Boobs in the Woods (LT, [=McKimson=])-Starring Porky Pig.
* WesternAnimation/TheScarletPumpernickel (LT, Jones) - Starring Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Henery Hawk, Sylvester, and others. One of The50GreatestCartoons.
* His Bitter Half (MM, Freleng)
* Golden Yeggs (MM, Freleng) - Starring Porky Pig and Rocky.
* The Ducksters (LT, Jones) - Starring Porky Pig.

!1951

* WesternAnimation/RabbitFire (LT, Jones) - Starring Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd.
* Drip-Along Daffy (MM, Jones) - Starring Porky Pig.
* The Prize Pest (LT, [=McKimson=]) - Starring Porky Pig.

!1952

* Thumb Fun (MM, [=McKimson=]) - Starring Porky Pig.
* Cracked Quack (MM, Freleng) - Starring Porky Pig.
* WesternAnimation/RabbitSeasoning (MM, Jones) - Starring Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd.
* The Super Snooper (LT, [=McKimson=])
* Fool Coverage (LT, [=McKimson=]) - Starring Porky Pig.

!1953

* WesternAnimation/DuckAmuck (MM, Jones) - Cameo by Bugs Bunny. One of The50GreatestCartoons.
* Muscle Tussle (MM, [=McKimson=])
* WesternAnimation/DuckDodgersInTheTwentyFourthAndAHalfCentury (MM, Jones) - Starring Porky Pig, Marvin the Martian. One of The50GreatestCartoons.
* Duck! Rabbit, Duck! (MM, Jones) - Starring Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd.

!1954

* Design for Leaving (LT, [=McKimson=]) - Starring Elmer Fudd.
* Quack Shot (MM, [=McKimson=]) - Starring Elmer Fudd.
* My Little Duckaroo (LT, Jones) - Starring Porky Pig.

!1955

* Beanstalk Bunny (MM, Jones) - Starring Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd.
* Stork Naked (MM, Freleng)
* This Is a Life? (MM, Freleng) - Starring Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam, Granny.
* Dime to Retire (LT, [=McKimson=]) - Starring Porky Pig.
* Sahara Hare (LT, Freleng) - In a Bugs Bunny cartoon, cameo

!1956

* The High and the Flighty (MM, [=McKimson=]) - Starring Foghorn Leghorn.
* Rocket Squad (LT, Jones) - Starring Porky Pig.
* Stupor Duck (LT, [=McKimson=])
* A Star Is Bored (LT, Freleng) - Starring Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam.
* Deduce, You Say (LT, Jones) - Starring Porky Pig.

!1957

* WesternAnimation/AliBabaBunny (MM, Jones) - Starring Bugs Bunny. One of The50GreatestCartoons.
* Boston Quackie (LT, [=McKimson=]) - Starring Porky Pig.
* Ducking the Devil (MM, [=McKimson=]) - Starring Taz.
* "WesternAnimation/ShowBizBugs" (LT, Freleng) - Starring Bugs Bunny.

!1958

* Don't Axe Me (MM, [=McKimson=]) - Starring Elmer Fudd.
* WesternAnimation/RobinHoodDaffy (MM, Jones) - Starring Porky Pig.

!1959

* China Jones (LT, [=McKimson=]) - Starring Porky Pig.
* People Are Bunny (MM, [=McKimson=]) - Starring Bugs Bunny.
* Apes of Wrath (MM, Freleng) - In a Bugs Bunny cartoon, cameo

!1960

* Person to Bunny (MM, Freleng) - Starring Bugs Bunny.

!1961

* The Abominable Snow Rabbit (LT, Jones; co-dir: Noble) - Starring Bugs Bunny.
* Daffy's Inn Trouble (LT, [=McKimson=]) - Starring Porky Pig.

!1962

* Quackodile Tears (MM, Davis)
* Good Noose (LT, [=McKimson=])

!1963

* Fast Buck Duck (MM, [=McKimson=]; co-dir.: Bonnicksen)
* Million Hare (LT, [=McKimson=]) - Starring Bugs Bunny
* Aqua Duck (MM, [=McKimson=])

!1964

* The Iceman Ducketh (LT, Monroe) - Starring Bugs Bunny. Last appearance with Bugs in the original theatrical cartoons.

!1965

* It's Nice to Have a Mouse Around the House (LT, Pratt) - Starring Sylvester, Granny, Speedy. First pairing of Daffy and Speedy.
* Moby Duck (LT, [=McKimson=]) - Starring Speedy.
* Assault and Peppered (MM, [=McKimson=]) - Starring Speedy.
* Well Worn Daffy (LT, [=McKimson=]) - Starring Speedy.
* Suppressed Duck (LT, [=McKimson=])
* Corn on the Cop (MM, Spector) - Starring Granny, Porky Pig. Final pairing of Daffy and Porky.
* Tease for Two (LT, [=McKimson=]) - Starring the Goofy Gophers.
* Chili Corn Corny (LT, [=McKimson=]) - Starring Speedy.
* Go Go Amigo (MM, [=McKimson=]) - Starring Speedy.

!1966 (All cartoons co-star Daffy and Speedy.)

* The Astroduck (or Astro Duck) (LT, [=McKimson=])
* Mucho Locos (MM, [=McKimson=]) - Clips from "Deduce You Say," "Robin Hood Daffy" and "China Jones" used.
* Mexican Mousepiece (MM, [=McKimson=])
* Daffy Rents (LT, [=McKimson=])
* A-Haunting We Will Go (LT, [=McKimson=]) - Starring Witch Hazel. Clips from "Bewitched Bunny" incorporated.
* Snow Excuse (MM, [=McKimson=])
* A Squeak in the Deep (LT, [=McKimson=])
* Feather Finger (MM, [=McKimson=])
* Swing Ding Amigo (LT, [=McKimson=])
* A Taste of Catnip (MM, [=McKimson=])

!1967 (All cartoons co-star Daffy and Speedy.)

* Daffy's Diner (MM, [=McKimson=])
* Quacker Tracker (LT, [=McKimson=])
* The Music Mice-Tro (MM, [=McKimson=])
* The Spy Swatter (LT, Larriva)
* Speedy Ghost to Town (MM, Lovy)
* Rodent to Stardom (LT, Lovy)
* Go Away Stowaway (MM, Lovy)
* Fiesta Fiasco (LT, Lovy) BirthdayEpisode made to mark Daffy's 30th anniversary.

!1968 (All cartoons co-star Daffy and Speedy.)

* Skyscraper Caper (LT, Lovy)
* See Ya Later Gladiator (LT, Lovy) - Final theatrical Daffy Duck cartoon until 1980.(LT)

!1972

* The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie: "Daffy Duck and Porky Pig Meet the Groovie Goolies"

!1976

* "Bugs and Daffy's Carnival of the Animals"(Jones) Aired on CBS. Co-starring Bugs Bunny, cameo by Porky Pig. Based on "The Carnival of the Animals" by Camille Saint-Sans.

!1980

* The Yolk's on You (originally part of ''Daffy Duck's Easter Egg-Citement'')
* The Chocolate Chase (originally part of ''Daffy Duck's Easter Egg-Citement'')
* Daffy Flies North (originally part of ''Daffy Duck's Easter Egg-Citement'')
* Duck Dodgers and the Return of the 24th Century - First theatrical "Daffy Duck" cartoon since 1968.

!1987

* The Duxorcist (MM, Ford/Lennnon)

!1988

* The Night of the Living Duck (MM, Ford/Lennon) - Final cartoon where Daffy is voiced by Mel Blanc.
* Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit - Short cameo in the "dueling piano" sequence against DonaldDuck. Voiced by Mel Blanc and animated by Creator/ChuckJones.
* Daffy Duck's Quackbusters - a compilation film.

!1990

* Box-Office Bunny (Van Citters) - In a "Bugs Bunny" cartoon, voiced by Jeff Bergman
* WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures - Daffy makes several guest appearances, voiced by Jeff Bergman and later by Greg Burson

!1991

* (Blooper) Bunny (Ford/Lennon) - In a Bugs Bunny cartoon, voiced by Jeff Bergman

!1992

* Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers (Ford/Lennon) - In a Bugs Bunny cartoon, voiced by Jeff Bergman

!1993

* WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} - Daffy made several cameos, voiced by Greg Burson

!1995

* Carrotblanca - voiced by Joe Alaskey

!1996

* Superior Duck - voiced by Frank Gorshin
* Film/SpaceJam - voiced by Creator/DeeBradleyBaker

!1998

* Series/TheDrewCareyShow - Daffy made a guest appearance in the season finale "My Best Friend's Wedding", voiced by Joe Alaskey
* WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}} - Makes several cameos, voiced by Dee Bradley Baker

!2003
* Attack of the Drones, voiced by Jeff Bennett
* Duck Dodgers TV series, voiced by Joe Alaskey
* Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction - voiced by Joe Alaskey

!2004

* Daffy Duck for President -voiced by Joe Alaskey

!2006

* Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas, voiced by Joe Alaskey

!2011

* WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow, TV series, voiced by Jeff Bergman

!2012

* Daffy's Rhapsody, a completely musical short using MelBlanc's earlier recording. Coincidentally was released two months before Daffy's 75th anniversary.

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!!Daffy Duck (and his cartoons) have shown the following tropes:

* AcmeProducts: Daffy has been known to use these a few times.
* AlliterativeName
* AlwaysSecondBest: Mostly due to being an UnpopularPopularCharacter. He's not just liked second to Bugs, he gets nothing but cricket chirps and tomatoes in the face. Not to mention if there's another character around for comparison, they'll usually prove more popular as well, sometimes even a similar ButtMonkey [[StrawLoser just to add insult to injury]].
* AmbiguousDisorder: In ''The Looney Tunes Show.'' Bugs describes him as "a mean-spirited, self-absorbed, disturbed little weirdo", and later as "[[TheSociopath a sociopath]], a {{Narcissist}}, and probably [[AxCrazy a psychopath]]." And as shown in the music video for "The Wizard," he has difficulty telling fantasy apart from reality.
* AmericaSavesTheDay: The early UsefulNotes/WW2 cartoons used this.
* AmusingInjuries
* AntiHero: Sways between UnscrupulousHero and NominalHero depending on the cartoon in question.
* AshFace: Most infamously in the short "Rabbit Fire".
* AttentionWhore: While the motivation of this trait has changed over the years, this has always been a consistent aspect of the character.
* AxCrazy: While his over-the-top insanity was [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} usually fairly harmless]], he certainly [[BewareTheSillyOnes had his moments of this]], especially in "The Daffy Doc".
* {{Badass}}: Beat up Taz and is the most successful with girls, even more so than Bugs.
* BadlyBatteredBabysitter
** "The Up-Standing Sitter"
** Any time he has to watch his own kids ("Wise Quacks") or his eggs ("Quackodile Tears").
* BewareTheSillyOnes: In his early cartoons.
* BirthdayEpisode: "Fiesta Fiasco", in which Daffy attempts to crash Speedy's party, only to find out it's for him (Daffy, somewhat uncharacteristically, forgot his own birthday). The short was made to mark the 30th anniversary of "Porky's Duck Hunt".
* BreakoutCharacter: Intended as a one shot foil for Porky in Avery's "Porky's Duck Hunt". Audiences became fascinated by the character's wacky abrasive personality, leading WB to place him in more shorts. These days he stands as the most prominent ''Looney Tunes'' star outside fellow BreakoutCharacter Bugs Bunny.
* BulletSeed: In ''Muscle Tussle'' Daffy faces a rival for his gal's affections. At one point his rival bites a chain, chews, and spits out a bunch of nails. Not to be outdone Daffy bites a chain, chews, and spits out his teeth.
* ButtMonkey: Most later interpretations, especially Chuck Jones' version, to the point of playing the StrawLoser in the series. It gets {{Deconstructed}} however, in ''Back in Action''.
* CaptainErsatz: The Creator/WalterLantz cartoon star WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker was, shall we way, "inspired" by Daffy's early screwball incarnation. He was even voiced by Creator/MelBlanc in his first few appearances, and his debut cartoon "Knock Knock" ended in ''the exact same way'' as "WesternAnimation/DaffyDuckAndEgghead".
* CarnivoreConfusion: The Warner Bros. standard. This gets really bizarre in later cartoons like "Duck Soup to Nuts" and "Daffy Duck Hunt", where Daffy is almost as anthropomorphized as Porky.
* CatchPhrase
** "You're desthpicable!"
** "[[AnnoyingLaugh Woo hoo-hoo-HOO-hoo-hoo!]]" (while bouncing around like a maniac) [[note]]He would later drop this once the writers [[CharacterizationMarchesOn mature his character.]][[/note]]
** "Duck Dodgers in the 24th Century!"
** "Sufferin' succotash!" (pronounced "Thufferin' thuccotash!") quite often in earlier shorts, before it was given to the similarly-voiced Sylvester the cat.
** "[[OhCrap Mother!]]" (when something really bad is about to happen to him)
** "What a revolting development this is!"
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Not only was he ''not'' conniving and arrogant in his early appearances, but he actually said Bugs Bunny ''was his hero''. Oh how the times have changed.
* TheChewToy
* ChickMagnet
** Not an aspect that is always stressed but Daffy has had plenty of women fall for him. The gorgeous red headed duck Femme Fatale from "The Super Snooper" fell for him at first sight, lavished him with kisses and wanted to marry him right away. Another female in "The Duxorcist" allowed him to kiss her only moments after they met. Even the blonde bombshell german pigeon Hatta Mari in Plane Daffy, who attempted to seduce him got turned on the second time they kissed. The Martian Queen Ty'ranee in Duck Dodgers loved him as well. ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' pairs him with Tina. Not only that but there have been many times Daffy has been shown to be married to different female ducks with lots of kids. He is easily the most sexually active character out of the entire Looney Tunes crew.
** Possibly lampshaded in an old Gold Key comic story ("The Charming Chump") after he gets a talkative AbhorrentAdmirer in the form of Debbie Duck:
--> "Why am I so irresistible?"
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Especially in earlier shorts, even the later more ambitious versions aren't all that stable at times.
* ConsolationBackfire: At the end of ''Daffy Duck's Quackbusters'' Daffy is completely bankrupt and can't pay his rent, and a repo crew come in to take all his stuff. Daffy then says "One thing's for sure, I've got nowhere else to go but up!", then a wrecking ball crashes in his office.
* CrazySurvivalist: In the "Hunting Trilogy".
--> "I am a duck bent on self-preservation."
* DependingOnTheWriter: One of the most notable examples in the series, nearly every director had a unique take on Daffy, some bearing little resemblance to others (though this is partially due to the character's Flanderization).
* {{Determinator}}
* {{Deuteragonist}}: Usually with Bugs Bunny or Porky Pig, for various OddCouple combinations.
* DirtyCoward: A self-confessed "craven little coward", though will occasionally defy his fears [[BerserkButton if promises of fame and fortune are brought into the situation]].
--> "Like I said, I'm a coward, but I'm a ''greeeedy'' little coward."
* DuckSeasonRabbitSeason: Co-TropeNamer
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Daffy was originally a mindless heckler who went about his antics for no clear motivation, and was adorned with a pudgy, tiny design. Clampett began fleshing out Daffy's character later on, before Jones, Freleng and [=McKimson=] settled into their own interpretations of the waterfowl.
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: Daffy's had several middle names, though none of them official.
** "Good To His Mother" in "To Duck or Not To Duck".
** "Dumas" in "The Scarlet Pumpernickel."
** "Daffy Horatio Tiberius Duck" in ''WesternAnimation/BabyLooneyTunes''.
** "Sheldon" and "Armando" in ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow''.
* EnemyMine: With Bugs in "Rabbit Fire", and Speedy in "See Ya Later Gladiator".
* EraSpecificPersonality
** Avery and Clampett developed the "screwball" version of the early period. Jones' version is usually considered the contemporary rendition, a CompositeCharacter is used on occasion however usually in the shorts by Bob [=McKimson=] and Frank Tashlin. The adaptations from the 80's onward usually showcased the Jones Daffy with only a touch of Screwball Daffy.
** This even got a LampshadeHanging in "Pronoun Trouble", a ''Looney Tunes'' comic book story by animation historian Earl Kress:
---> '''Daffy:''' I'm not a bad sort. Why does [[AmusingInjuries this]] keep happening to me? Oh, sure, I was kind of goofy when I was younger and then went through an egotistical, greedy phase, but I don't deserve this...
* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: Occasionally goes into full-blown WesternAnimation/PepeLePew mode ("A Coy Decoy", "Duck Soup to Nuts", "The Prize Pest"). He invokes the trope in "The Duxorcist":
--> "And I thought French was a romantic language!"
* {{Expy}}
** Not long after his conception, director Ben "Bugs" Hardaway took the character of Daffy and made him into a rabbit character called Bugs' Bunny (note the possessive term). This character was ultimately a failure, however, as he was even more obnoxious than Daffy ever was, to the point where the audience was rooting more for the ''victims'' rather than the rabbit.
** Of course following this "Bugs' Bunny" would supposedly provide inspiration for WesternAnimation/BugsBunny, who maintained a similar ([[KarmicTrickster if somewhat toned down]]) abrasiveness as Daffy. In this case the Expy would become an even bigger hit than Daffy himself and continues being one of the most notable cartoon characters to date.
* FaceDoodling: "Daffy Doodles"
* FailureHero: With the [[ThrowTheDogABone odd spaced exception.]]
* FastTunnelling: Perhaps he learned it from Bugs. In at least one episode he was shown to be tunneling someplace by himself.
* FauxAffablyEvil: In contrast to his mere {{Jerkass}} or AffablyEvil persona beforehand, the De Patie Freleng shorts evolved Daffy into an [[ItAmusedMe motivelessly ruthless]] villain, though with the same bumbling pathos as before. This [[DependingOnTheWriter depended on the scenario]] however, with some shorts presenting him as more sympathetic antagonist or an outright buddy of Speedy.
* FeatherFingers
* FemmeFatale: Hatta Mari of ''Plane Daffy'' and the unnamed duck suspect in ''The Super Snooper'' are both parodies of the type. [[spoiler:It turns out that the latter hasn't actually done anything wrong, but she still acts the part]].
* {{Flanderization}}: Again one of the most notable examples in the franchise (if not the animated scene as a whole), evolving from a slightly bombastic {{Cloudcuckoolander}} to a luckless SmallNameBigEgo.
* {{Foil}}: To WesternAnimation/BugsBunny
* ForgotFlandersCouldDoThat: Even after Creator/ChuckJones recreated Daffy as a pompous loser, there were a fair few references to his crazy trickster persona. This is particularly evident in Robert [=McKimson's=] work, who even after giving Daffy his later more lucid personality, had him snap back to his heckler persona on several occasions. Even some modern works such as ''Film/SpaceJam'' or ''Daffy Duck's Rhapsody'' blatantly hark back to the original Daffy.
* ForgotICouldFly: A running gag for Daffy, the earliest occurrence being the short "The Million Hare".
* FourFingeredHands
* FurIsClothing: In "The Wise-Quacking Duck", confronted with the oven, he distracts his antagonist by performing a strip-tease routine with his feathers.
* GRatedMentalIllness: Early on. In ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' this gets upgraded to AmbiguousDisorder status.
* GravityIsAHarshMistress: The counterintuitive form in "A Star Is Bored."
* {{Greed}}: Becomes one of his defining traits later on.
-->''It's MINE, you understand!? Mine, all mine! Get back in there! Down! Down! Down! Go! Go! Go! Mine! Mine! Mine!''
* GreenEyes: In the short ''Daffy's Rhapsody''.
* HairTriggerTemper
* HarmlessVillain: In most of his antagonist moments with Bugs and Speedy.
* HeadlessHorseman: One appears in the audience of Daffy's nightclub act in ''The Night of the Living Duck''.
* HeliumSpeech: Downplayed example. WordOfGod stated Mel Blanc's voice for Daffy was basically just Sylvester pitch shifted slightly.
* HeManWomanHater: He claims to be one in "Plane Daffy". It doesn't stop [[MsFanservice Hatta]] [[NonMammalMammaries Mari]] from trying to seduce him (and succeeding).
* HenpeckedHusband
** In ''The Henpecked Duck'' and ''His Bitter Half''.
** He also refers to himself as "a henpecked duck!" in "The Stupid Cupid", probably in reference to the aforementioned cartoon. Pretty much ''any'' time he's shown married, he's this. In "The Super Snooper", [[spoiler:he actively refuses to get involved with the gorgeous FemmeFatale, even after she proves her innocence, for fear of letting it happen again: "She's got that ol' ball-and-chain look in her eyes!"]]
* HeroicWannabe: As Duck Twacy, Drip-Along Daffy, The Masked Avenger, Duck Drake, Stupor Duck, China Jones, Boston Quackie, Joe Monday, Doorlock Holmes, Robin Hood, Duck Dodgers, etc.
* IAmSong: Several.
** His versions of "[[ThemeTuneCameo The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down]]" in "WesternAnimation/DaffyDuckAndEgghead" and "Boobs in the Woods".
** The song he sings to set up his characterization as a BadlyBatteredBabysitter in "The Up-Standing Sitter".
** "Daffy Duck's Rhapsody" begins as this and then segues into an IWantSong.
* IdiotHoudini: "A Pest In The House". As the Golden Collection commentary notes, Daffy for once isn't actively malicious in this short, and is even trying to do his job as bellhop with diligence, his looney nature still manages to be the constant bane of the hotel guest however, who constantly punts ''Elmer'' for being disturbed. Notably this is the only ChuckJones short aside from "Rabbit Fire" where Daffy comes out the victor.
* IHaveAFamily: Used twice as a ploy to get away from Porky. In "Duck Soup to Nuts" he calls out his sobbing "family" to say goodbye to him before Porky shoots him; Porky feels guilty and lets him off the hook, at which point the wife and kids remove their disguises and reveal themselves to be a few of Daffy's duck friends who were paid to get him out of trouble (a furious Porky overhears and opens fire on all of them). In "Riff Raffy Daffy", he uses a pair of wind-up toys as his "children". (In the cartoons where he actually ''did'' have a family, he never utilized this trope.)
* ImageSong: "Daffy Duck's Rhapsody", performed by Mel Blanc; recently turned into a 3D short film.
* IncomingHam: "It's ''me'' again!"
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Took this role more later on.
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: Happens at least twice.
** First in the 1948 short ''Daffy Duck Slept Here''.
-->'''Porky Pig:''' T-T-That does it! You web-footed, n-n-no good, two-timing, d-d-double-crossing, d-d-double-dealing, unsanitary old snake in the grass!\\
'''Daffy:''' ''Unsanitary!?''
** Second, in the 1953 short ''Muscle Tussle'', after Daffy's girlfriend dumps him for a bodybuilder.
--->'''Daffy's girlfriend:''' Goodbye, you scrawny little nine-pound weakling.\\
'''Daffy:''' How do you like that? Calling me a scrawny little nine-pound weakling, when it's perfectly obvious I'm a scrawny little ''ten''-pound weakling. Hmph.
* ItsAllAboutMe: "I'm not like other people. I can't stand pain. It ''hurts'' me."
* ItAmusedMe: Rather consistently in his earlier ScrewySquirrel years. He became more ambitious and "self prethervational" in his callousness in later shorts (though that doesn't mean he doesn't still enjoy it).
--> "Survival of the fittest--and besides, it's ''fun."''
* ItWorksBetterWithBullets: In "Daffy Duck Hunting", Daffy empties the buckshot out of PorkyPig's shotgun shells, then allows Porky to blast away at him to no effect.
* IWantSong:
** "Daffy Duck's Rhapsody" was partially this:
---> ''I would read the latest book''
---> ''Go swimming in the babbling brook''
---> ''I'd like to fly the seven seas''
---> ''Play hide and seek among the trees''
---> ''I'd play hop scotch and double dutch''
---> ''And this and that and things and such...''
** The song he sings in "YouOughtToBeInPictures".
* {{Jerkass}}: More and more so as time progressed, Chuck Jones actually revolved his interpretation around the term "Selfish".
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He does have his moments on occasion though.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: And he has plenty of moments that subvert those moments.
* KarmaHoudini: Limey Louie in "China Jones" receives no comeuppance for being an established hardened criminal and the antagonist of the short; Daffy attempts to get Porky Pig to arrest him, but he's more interested in the duck's unpaid laundry bills...
-->'''Porky Pig:''' Better to press shirt than to press luck.
** Similarly Daffy fails spectacularly to bring in outlaw Nasty Canasta in "My Little Duckaroo" and earns a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown for his troubles.
** Daffy himself had moments of this, while his most malicious screwy antics were usually met with a comeuppance, there were times Daffy managed to squirm out of it.
* KnightOfCerebus
** Astonishingly enough, Daffy is actually this to the rest of SpeedyGonzales's RoguesGallery. While still highly comical in tone, the situations Speedy was placed in were sometimes a lot more dire against Daffy, who stands as the only villain [[NotSoHarmlessVillain competent]] ([[TookALevelInJerkass and malicious]]) enough to hold ground against [[InvincibleHero the mouse]], even beating him a couple of times.
** What about ''whipping poor mice'' in "Assault and Peppered"?
** And keeping mice from drinking out of a well ForTheEvulz in "Well Worn Daffy"? (And unlike Sylvester, does a formidable job fending Speedy off).
* TheLancer
* LargeHam
* LordErrorProne: In several Creator/ChuckJones parody shorts.
* LovableCoward
* LoveableRogue: In a lot of his "transitional" shorts, Robert [=McKimson=] played this role with Daffy for the majority of his original run (he could on occasion lean into not-so-lovable {{Schemer}} territory though).
* MadHatter: Especially early on, when he'd frequently [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] the fact that he was crazy. [[MeaningfulName His name was Daffy]], after all.
* MadnessMantra
** "The Daffy Doc": "Where's a patient? Where's a patient? I gotta find a patient. I ''gotta'' find a patient."
** "[[HenpeckedHusband The Henpecked Duck]]": "Yes, m'love. Yes, m'love. YES, M'LOVE. ''YEEEEESSSSS'' M'LOVE!"
* MataHari: Who else but [[MeaningfulName Hatta Mari]]?
* MilestoneCelebration: The short "Fiesta Fiasco" which ends with [[spoiler: Speedy throwing a surprise birthday party for Daffy]] was made to mark 30 years since Daffy's first appearance.
* MoneyFetish: Would do just about anything to get money.
* MorallyAmbiguousDucktorate
* MultipleChoicePast: Chalk it up to NegativeContinuity. He was raised by a little girl in the short "Nasty Quacks", grew up in an orphanage in ''[[YetAnotherChristmasCarol Bah, Humduck!]]'', and was raised by Granny (along with [[SpinOffBabies all the other characters]]) in ''BabyLooneyTunes''.
* NonSequiturThud: Most notably "WesternAnimation/DuckAmuck".
* NothingButSkinAndBones: He has been known to show skinnier frames [[FurIsClothing under his skin]] to try to deter those who wish to eat him.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: He could strive to be semi competent against Speedy at times.
* ObfuscatingInsanity: Faked a bad case of FunnySchizophrenia to get the best of Porky in "The Prize Pest".
* ObnoxiousSnarker: He goes into SarcasmMode very often.
* OldTimeyBathingSuit: In "Muscle Tussle", Daffy is shown up at the beach by a Speedo-wearing muscle-builder duck as the designated nine-pound weakling, Daffy wears an old-timey striped suit and straw boater hat.
* OhNoNotAgain: In "The [[Film/TheExorcist Duxorcist]]":
--> "Oh brother! Not ''another'' [[FunnySchizophrenia schizophrenic]] dame!"
* PhraseCatcher: In the older shorts, someone would always have to [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] "that duck's" insanity in some way, at which point Daffy would pop up and [[MadHatter tell them that they were right]].
* PooledFunds: Any time he got his hands on some cash.
* RageAgainstTheAuthor
** "WesternAnimation/DuckAmuck"
** The end of "A Star is Bored", where he stars in his own movie, in which he finds out the hard way where all the hunters are -- right around him with their guns which they all promptly unloaded on him.
--> '''Daffy:''' I DEMAND TO KNOW WHO WROTE THIS SCRIPT!!!\\
'''Bugs:''' I'd like to tell him, but, uh... ''(chuckles coyly)'' modesty forbids.
* RantInducingSlight: Again, "WesternAnimation/DuckAmuck"
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Bugs's blue.
* TheResenter: Whenever paired with Bugs Bunny in a short, Daffy becomes this.
* RhetoricalQuestionBlunder: In "Hollywood Daffy", Daffy impersonating a studio director fooling the oh-so-fay Joe Besser-type gate cop into thinking he'll make him a star. Daffy examines him and asks "What's Errol Flynn got that you haven't got?" before quickly interjecting, "Don't answer that!"
* RogerRabbitEffect
** As seen in the [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit trope namer]], ''Film/SpaceJam'' and ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction''
** And even earlier in Creator/FrizFreleng's ''YouOughtToBeInPictures''.
** Also in a cameo a ColdOpening for ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow''.
* ScrewySquirrel: Daffy Duck pre-flanderization though he still retains it as another part of his personality, also an UrExample of the entire trope. It's especially prominent in ''WesternAnimation/DaffyDuckAndEgghead''.
* TheScrooge: Plays a modern variant in ''Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas Carol''.
* SeenItAllSuicide: "WesternAnimation/TheScarletPumpernickel"
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Manly Man to Porky's Sensitive Guy.
* ShowSomeLeg: Both [[MataHari Hatta Mari]] and the FemmeFatale in "The Super Snooper" try this, although the former is more successful.
* SmallNameBigEgo: A light case in early shorts, taken to extremes later on.
* SoreLoser: He can't stand losing to Bugs, at certain points even willing to kill the rabbit just to dispose of the competition.
* SpeciesSurname
* SpeechImpediment: His trademark lisp ("You're dethpicable!"), though it was not nearly as pronounced in the early years.
** In WhoFramedRogerRabbit, Daffy rather [[HypocriticalHumor hypocritically]] complains about DonaldDuck. "This is the latht time I work with thomebody with a thpeech impediment!"
* StrawLoser: Chuck Jones's version, lost miserably to [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain villains Bugs usually defeated without trying]] and had [[ChewToy Porky Pig]] of all people as his HyperCompetentSidekick. Other directors portrayed Daffy as a ButtMonkey at this point, though it depended on the scenario whether he was quite as pathetic as the others.
* StupidEvil: A lot of his antagonistic bouts against Speedy seemed to lean into this. Most his constant abuse is inflicted by himself rather than Speedy, and could usually be prevented if he wasn't so insistent on [[XMustNotWin spiting the little rodent]], who offers a truce nearly every minute or so.
* TeamRocketWins: Even following his Flanderization into a ButtMonkey, Daffy seemed to score more victories than most other fall-guys in the series, [[spoiler: knocking out Taz in a CurbstompBattle in "Ducking the Devil", being the first foe to defeat Speedy Gonzales in "Mucho Locos" to name a few. Counting an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RIvO74ZC5c obscure Tang endorsement from ''The Bugs Bunny Show'']] and Creator/CartoonNetwork's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lO7lR1Fzw48 Big Game from 2001]], he has also defeated Bugs twice as well.]] Also, perhaps due to being created by fans of the shorts and the character, some later features tend to [[ThrowTheDogABone throw Daffy a bone]] a few times as well, including the very end of ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction.''
* TheDarkAgeOfAnimation
* TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation
* TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation
* TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation
* ThisLoserIsYou: Chuck Jones dreamed of being Bugs Bunny, then woke up as Daffy Duck.
* ThrowThePin: ''Speedy Ghost to Town''
* TheCameo: Daffy's head [[http://clxcool.deviantart.com/#/d4zdr3b can be seen]] on a building in the movie ''Film/CoolWorld''.
* TooDumbToLive: There's something he doesn't know that BugsBunny does in the Duck Season-Rabbit Season trilogy of cartoons. All Bugs has to do is manipulate a little of Daffy's syntax and Daffy's demand to get blasted in the face with Elmer's rifle will be granted. He virtually pleads for it at the near end of "Duck! Rabbit! Duck!"
--> "SHOOT ME AGAIN! I ENJOY IT! I LOVE THE SMELL OF BURNT FEATHERS AND POWDER AND ACONITE! I'M AN ELK! GO ON, SHOOT ME! IT'S ELK SEASON! I'M A FIDDLER CRAB! WHY DON'T YOU SHOOT ME? IT'S FIDDLER CRAB SEASON!"
* TookALevelInDumbass: In ''TheLooneyTunesShow''.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Under Chuck Jones's direction in the early fifties, making him self centered, neurotic and ''incredibly'' narcissistic (this is keeping in mind Daffy [[ScrewySquirrel wasn't exactly an angel]] to begin with). Other directors eventually took his redesign and made him even worse. By the De Patie Freleng era, he borders out and out evil. Later productions go in and out with this, though for the most part refer to Jones's selfish egotist Daffy.
* TookALevelInKindness: In ''Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas'' in accordance with [[YetAnotherChristmasCarol nearly all variations of the story]]. Also in ''Bugs Bunny in King Arthur's Court'', despite taking the role of a greedy king, Daffy is noticeably tamer and bored with his role, passively helping Bugs and even willingly giving him his crown by the end of the film.
-->'''Daffy:''' Who ever heard of a duck being king anyway?
* ToothyBird: Sometimes, although Chuck Jones joked in a few of his "dental" art prints about Daffy being toothless:
--> '''Bugs:''' "But, sir, how can you have a toothache--when you haven't any teeth?"
--> '''Daffy:''' "Just lucky, I guess"
* ToughRoom: The endless victim to one. His complex tap dance in "Show Biz Bugs" earns him nothing but cricket chirps.
-->'''Daffy:''' Ingrates!!!
* TravelingSalesman: In several shorts.
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist
* VillainProtagonist
** In the three Creator/TexAvery Daffys, and some of the Creator/BobClampett directed shorts.
** After having TookALevelInJerkass, he arguably leaned even further into this trope. In some of his bouts against Speedy and Bugs, he is an outright genuine villain (in comparison to the more playful ScrewySquirrel he usually was in the above examples), but still usually the primary focus.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Type 2 with Porky, and Bugs, and Speedy... Usually the very people Daffy is trying to victimize in some manner are actually the closest he has to actual friends.
* WildCard: A self proclaimed self preservationist, and a tall order ScrewySquirrel on top, Daffy has no allegiance but his own.
* WilliamTelling: "WesternAnimation/DaffyDuckAndEgghead" (1938) has Daffy placing an apple on his head so Egghead can shoot it. But he misses each time, no matter how close Daffy gets to him. Daffy chucks the apple, gives Eggead a tin cup of pencils, a pair of sunglasses and a "Blind" sign around his neck.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Again with all of the aforementioned three.
* WordSaladLyrics: His TalkativeLoon version of "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" in "Boobs in the Woods". (It's basically a rewrite of a similar song sung by the Bugs Bunny prototype character in "Hare-Um Scare-Um".)
--> ''Oh, when they say I'm nutsy, it sure gives me a pain!''
--> ''Please pass the ketchup, I think it's going to rain!''
--> ''Oh, you can't bounce a meatball, though try with all your might,''
--> ''Turn on the radio, I want to fly a kite!''
* WordSchmord: "[[WesternAnimation/AliBabaBunny Consequences, schmonsequences]]--[[MoneyFetish 'long as I'm rich]]."
* WorkOffTheDebt: "China Jones" ends with Daffy being threatened by PorkyPig into working off his debt at a Chinese laundry.
-->'''Daffy:''' Well, Confucius says "Can't squeeze blood from turnip."\\
'''Porky:''' (''produces heavy club'') Confucius also says "Is better to press shirts than press luck."
* WorthyOpponent: Subverted against Bugs, where he was even more {{Harmless|Villain}} than Elmer. Oddly enough played more straight against Speedy, though still bumbling, existing as the sole villain to actually defeat, or even so much as invoke fear into the rodent. Even plays the trope's traditional chemistry, with Daffy, in almost a rare case of continuity, gaining a softer spot for Speedy in later shorts.
* WomenPreferStrongMen: In the short "Muscle Tussle," Daffy's girlfriend is swept off her feet by a muscular beach hunk.
* YetAnotherChristmasCarol: Filled the "Scrooge" role in ''Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas''.
* WebAnimation/YouTubePoop: The [[UrExample Ur]] [[strike:[[{{Pun}} Despicable]]]] [[UrExample Example]]. A 1938 short, ''Daffy Duck in Hollywood'', has Daffy editing a film reel, and producing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWEpbYffbF8 this]].
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